City Planning discipline is related to spatial changes that take place in the context of dynamic economic and social relations as well as planning interventions toward these spatial changes. Urban development issues and urban planning interventions constitute core interest areas of the urban planning discipline in the world and in Turkey.

City Planning Master's Program aims to develop specialized points of view and new understandings within this domain. City Planning Graduate Program is completed in four semesters (two years). In the first two semesters theoretical and applied courses are offered; whereas, in the last two semesters, it is expected that the student would work on a master's thesis under the supervision of his/her thesis advisor.


Research Fields

Urban Planning Theories, Urban Development, and Socio-Economic Change, Urban Transformation,

Urban Political Economy, Gentrification, Risk Management, Mitigation Planning, Culture Industries



First Semester

CP 501 Planning Studio I (4-8)8

RP 511 Planning Theory (3-0)3

Elective (3-0)3

Elective (3-0)3

Second Semester

CP 502 Planning Studio II (4-8)8

CP 558 New Modes of Intervention in Planning (3-0)3

CP 509 Introduction to Research Methods and Ethics in Planning and Design (2-2)3

CP 570 Thesis Seminar NC

Elective (3-0)3

Third Semester

CP 500 M.C.P. Thesis NC

Fourth Semester

CP 500 M.C.P. Thesis NC


Total minimum credit: 34

Number of courses with credit (min): 8


Courses in City Planning Master Program

CP 501-502 Planning Studio I-II (4-8)8

Planning Studio focuses on contemporary urban development issues in the world and Turkey. Urban development problems constitute the core interest areas of this course along with the intention of developing new approaches toward these problems. Individual and team studies are the basis of case studies that are undertaken in the context of the Studio. Planning tasks are defined so as to find relevant solutions to typical problems as well as place-specific issues. Methods of study in studio work may cover the following:

• theoretical and empirical field surveys

• collection, processing, and analyses of data

• prescription, design, and evaluation of planning proposals through projects.

Spatial analyses are supported with visual media presentations. Through a specialized division of labor, the Studio also acts as the generator and motivator of individual research areas and thesis topics.

Elective Courses: CP and RP coded courses could be added as elective courses; in addition to the courses offered from different departments. 

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